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V.I. to Raise Minimum Wage on June 1

Effective June 1, the minimum wage in the U.S. Virgin Islands will be increased to $9.50 per hour for all employees, except tourist service and restaurant employees.

Joint Chiefs of Staff Outstanding Public Service Award Given to Dr. Mark McGibbon

Gov. Kenneth Mapp presented V.I. Generation Network (viNGN) President and CEO Dr. Mark McGibbon with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Outstanding Public Service Award.

ALERT: DPNR, EPA Working to Resolve Sargassum Seaweed Stench

DPNR and EPA are working together to minimize the effects of the decomposing sargassum seaweed that has been impacting the Red Hook area on St. Thomas.

Division of Personnel Announces New Applicant Tracking System

The Division of Personnel has announced a new and improved initiative that improves the electronic handling of all its recruitment needs.

BIR to Hold Workshop for Timeshare Owners on New Environmental, Infrastructure Impact Fee

The V.I, Bureau of Internal Revenue informs all timeshare owners and timeshare plan managers that a new environmental/infrastructure impact fee will be imposed in the territory.

VITEMA Begins Installation of Twenty New Outdoor Sirens

VITEMA continues to enhance the USVI Tsunami Readiness Program with upgrades and expansion.

All Political Signs Must Be Removed

Effective Saturday, April 22, all political road signs are to be removed pursuant to the law.

St. Thomas-St. John District Board Can’t Certify Special Election Until Rodriquez De-Certified

Almost all special election votes have been counted, but the St. Thomas-St. John District Board of Elections might not be able to certify the results until the status of former senator elect Kevin Rodriquez has been officially settled.

Feds Extend Loan of Health Commissioner Davis

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to extend for another year the assignment of Dr. Michelle Davis to serve as the Virgin Islands Commissioner of Health, according to Government House.

DPNR Announces Hours of Operation, Admission Fees for Fort Christian

Fort Christian will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Admission fees vary depending on residency and age.

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